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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2023 cycle requested a total of nearly $4 million dollars. The PSF Study Section Subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated nearly 140 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling over $1 million dollars to support nearly 30 plastic surgery research proposals.

ASPS/PSF leadership is committed to continuing to provide high levels of investigator-initiated research support to ensure that plastic surgeons have the needed research resources to be pioneers and innovators in advancing the practice of medicine.

Research Abstracts

Search The PSF database to have easy access to full-text grant abstracts from past PSF-funded research projects 2003 to present. All abstracts are the work of the Principal Investigators and were retrieved from their PSF grant applications. Several different filters may be applied to locate abstracts specific to a particular focus area or PSF funding mechanism.

Reconstructing Irradiated Soft Tissue with Decellularized Human Adipose Matrix

Derrick Wan MD · Stanford University

Reconstructive surgery resident stress while learning novel microsurgical tasks

Anthony Echo MD · The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Recovery from Mastectomy:Qualifying Survivorship through Patient-CenteredOutcomes

Kasandra Dassoulas MD · University of Virginia

Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections in the Burn Intensive Care Unit

Julie Caffrey DO · Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine

Reduction of Scarring In-vivo Using Novel Antisense Therapy

Zol Kryger MD · Northwestern University

Refinements in Targeted Reinnervation and its Effect on Neuroma Formation

Jason Ko MD, MBA · Northwestern University

Regeneration of Atrophic Muscle using Injectable Skeletal Muscle-Derived ECM

Kacey Marra PhD · University of Pittsburgh

Regenerative Capacity of Skin Micrografts

Edward Caterson MD PhD · Brigham and Women's Hospital

Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces for the Treatment of Painful Neuromas

Stephen Kemp PhD · University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery

Regulation of Adipogenesis in Lymphedema

Evan Weitman MD · Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research